Whitehorse Prayer Trip
On Thursday, August 24 through Saturday, August 26 a small team of three prayed in Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon. Prior to our flight from Kelowna a group of be
lievers involved in Worldchangers Canada prayed for the team asking God for insights for prayer for the Yukon.
Some of the words of knowledge received at that prayer time are:
1. Klondike: involving the gold rush and the plundering of Canada for commodities. There would be a spike, painted gold, representing putting in the last spike into the railway.
2. Brothels and abuse of women.
3. An engineer’s grey and white striped cap.
4. White horse of justice by the courthouse.
5. Raven at the top of a totem pole
6. First nations’ people being blessed and healed.
7. The land will be brighter as a result of the visit with an increase in the presence of God and prosperity.
The Yukon is one of three Canadian territories, situated in the northwest corner of Canada's continental mainland. At 483,450 square kilometres (186,661 square miles), the Yukon is larger than California and covers more area than Belgium, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands combined. It represents 4.8% of Canada's total land area. As of December 2016, there were 38,293 people living in the Yukon. Of those, 29,617 were living in the capital city of Whitehorse.
In August 1896 three men found gold on Bonanza Creek near Dawson City, launching the legendary Klondike Gold Rush. When word of the discovery reached the rest of the world, thousands of would-be prospectors headed north. By the turn of the century Dawson City was the largest city north of San Francisco and west of Winnipeg. When the Klondike Gold Rush ended in 1903 more than 95 million dollars had been extracted from the Yukon's rivers.
the gold rush and the native people.
The team discovered the Klondike, a resurrected riverboat now a museum land locked by the Yukon River. Our prayer there focused on the fact that the gold rush was the major change agent impacting the Yukon. The people came seeking their fortune with the hope of going back home to live in luxury.
Our prayers focused on primarily debauchery, the excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures or intemperance, and all its various manifestations. We repented for greed, murder, extortion, abuse, hatred, theft, fornication and sexual abuse.
The gold rush had a devastating effect on the aboriginal people. They were displaced, moved to reserves and left to starve. The children were put in residential schools and the family unit destroyed. They were considered a “dying breed” and so disregarded.
The team prayed into this devastation at a totem pole with a raven on the top, one of the two totems in Whitehorse. One of the intercessors had this picture at the Kelowna prayer meeting. The team members sought out this pole as a place for prayer. We repented for the abuse, disregard, pain, death, broken agreements and promises as well as all the lies. We called up healing, restoration, breaking the trauma off the land, declaring peace and healing.
We wrote Isaiah 61:3- 5 (…provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.) on a stake and placed it right under the totem. We later found out that students carved the totem. It depicts a family unit and represents healing for the families affected by the residential schools.
Note: the Raven to the North American aboriginal is a creature of metamorphosis and symbolises change and transformation. We called this forth and blessed the first people of the land.
We prayed at the courthouse and legislature, repenting of injustice and asking for justice to roll as in Amos 5:24 (But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!). We staked the land with scriptures from Isaiah 60:1, Haggai 2:8 and 9 and Psalm 119:127. During the prayer meeting in Kelowna one of the intercessors saw a well that was hidden and covered over such that men were walking over it unaware it was there. We finished with prayer to open up the well and let the Spirit flow. In the bible we find the principle “first the natural, then the spiritual”. We prayed the glory of gold to be replaced by the Glory of God.